Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who announced his retirement, had a setback in his plan. Citing anonymous sources, USA Today reported on the 8th that Strasbourg’s retirement plan was canceled in 14 days. 토토사이트
Strasburg earlier agreed with the Nationals to hold a retirement ceremony at Nationals Park on Saturday local time. The Nationals had even planned to make his uniform a permanent number in 2024.
However, the plan was abruptly canceled. This is the result of the Nationals’ sudden reversal of their position. Strasburg is currently in the fourth year of a seven-year, $245 million contract. He will still receive an additional $105 million in annual salary, which will be paid in installments by 2029.
Strasburg, who contributed to winning the 2019 World Series, however, has struggled with injuries that have continued since the deal. Since signing the contract, he has pitched only 31 1/3 innings in 8 games. His last appearance was in an away game against the Miami Marlins on June 9, 2022, when he allowed seven runs in 42/3 innings.
In 2021, he underwent surgery to treat thoracic exit syndrome, but his condition did not improve. He eventually chose to retire from active duty due to continued injuries. In the process, he reportedly agreed to receive all remaining contracts with the Nationals. Prince Fielder, who chose to retire at a time when the contract remained in a similar situation, was also guaranteed all the remaining contracts.
However, according to USA Today, the Nationals expressed their intention to unilaterally break the agreement without any special explanation. Although the reason was not explained, it can be assumed that the problem of remaining contract payments was the biggest obstacle.
In a recent interview with local media, Mike Rizzo, head of the Nationals, said, He signed a seven-year contract, and he still has 3.5 years left. And I will be paid for the rest of the year until I make a decision on my future.
Insurance is the biggest reason why the situation is different from the filer. At the time, the Texas Rangers were insured for a filler contract, so they formally placed him on the 60-day injured list and received benefits from the insurance company for a while.
However, Strasburg is reportedly not insured. For the Nationals, he seems to want to give up even part of the remaining contract even if he retires.